Ecsta tires go the extra mile with victories for Kumho drivers

Jan. 1, 2020
Kumho executives are reporting that the company?s tires have ?flexed some muscle? at the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) San Diego National Tour and the El Toro ProSolo over two consecutive weekends.

Kumho executives are reporting that the company’s tires have “flexed some muscle” at the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) San Diego National Tour and the El Toro ProSolo over two consecutive weekends.

Racers running with the Ecsta V710 and the new Ecsta XS finished at the top of the podium.

Jeff Ringer, competing in the Index 1 street tire class in a Honda S2000 and Morgan Trotter, driving a Subaru Impreza in the Index 2 class, each swept their respective street stock classes on the Ecsta XS during back-to-back weekends.

The XS is Kumho’s newest ultra-high performance street tire designed for extreme handling capability for the most demanding cars and drivers. “Back to back wins in the street tire classes where we compete against all the best performance tires in the world proves the unbeatable performance of the Ecsta XS,” says motorsports manager Rudy Consolacion.

Gary Thomason swept both weekends in the Super Stock class in his Porsche GT3 wrapped in Ecsta V710 rubber.

“I really enjoy Super Stock because of the deep talent pool, and the fact that there are fully five cool cars that can win in this class,” says Thomason. “The San Diego Tour weekend was a perfect example of what I mean with three previous national champs running in the class, each in a different type of car,” he notes. “I was fortunate to come away with a close victory, and part of that win is certainly directly attributable to the big grip and excellent drivability of the Kumho V710.”

Reigning national champion Scott McHugh also swept the B Stock class in his Chevrolet Corvette. “The Kumho Ecsta V710s delivered incredible turn-in to maximize corner entry speed and outstanding traction off the corners,” McHugh says. “Along with the Ecsta’s longer lasting grip, Kumho should be everyone’s first choice for Solo competition.”

Jason Isley was at the top of the A Stock podium along the San Diego Tour. Andy McKee found victory in the Super Street Modified class at the El Toro ProSolo event. “Wins in different classes demonstrate Kumho’s competitiveness across our entire product line of ultra-high performance tires,” says Consolacion “We are flattered that veteran champions such as Gary Thomason and Scott McHugh believe in Kumho performance tires as part of their winning formula,”

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